February 28, 2021 Subject:
Jones Manoel Western Marxism Loves Purity and Martyrdom
Dessalines I discovered your Channel when you read Settlers. J. Sakai and every thing since then has Excited my Old 71 Year Old mind. I am a big fan of John Zerzan and in 1967 met Acid Man Timothy Leary in Hollywood and my 17 Year old mind was set on a mission. I became a Kid On The Road, only I was solitary and reading was mt Fetish. I learned how Riding a Freight train was safer than Hitching, so I became a tramp.
I could be a writer but my eyes are shot. I could been a woman, but no money to Change, so I settled for Transvestism Transient Likestyle, a A.L.I.C.E. Pack was all I owned. I met Utah Phillips and became another Hobo Busker from Tijuana MX to Toronto CA...Seattle OR to Rome, Georgia, and all rails going all ways I lived to ""Hop a Train to Other Places"" It was ZEN. Daniel Leen in Seattle wrote a little book 1972 Freighthopper's Manual that alluded to Catching on to A Moving Train as being in a state of ZEN being in a transitory realm of BETWEEN TWO MOVING Not Static FLYING WITH ANGELS finally SOLITUDE, ONE-NESS BRAIN COMMODE (like a old toilet) RIDING A FREIGHT from Ogden, Utah to Toronto CA with only yourself EXCEEDS ALL HIGHS I HAVE TRIED: better than dope, better than hope, better than sex, best life every day & every night a Bum who has Found the What it is the Nirvana in zen ?
And when we Attain Nirvana where we go beside a Freight Train?
We don't go anywhere. We just attain a degree of enlightenment. Nirvana means extinction. Extinction of what? Ultimately having to take uncontrolled rebirth because of karma. But in our life, we can attain the extinction of negative mindstates and the extinction of karma. The general Zen view of this is that practice itself is enlightenment and we can attain a form of nirvana directly during zazen (or practice in general). And this is true, btw. However Zen also trains us to take the degree of realization that we have back into our interactions in the world.